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This uneven musical biopic about the legendary country and blues singer-songwriter Hank Williams, whose short life that ended at age 29 was mired with constant physical pain, infidelity and alcohol abuse. However, it doesn\u2019t come close to illuminating his genius. After being tutored by country star Rodney Cowell, Hiddleston makes a stab at bringing such enduring tunes as \u201cHey Good Lookin,\u2019 \u201c \u201cMove It on Over,\u201d \u201cHonky Tonky\u201d and \u201cJambalaya\u201d to life along with playing a guitar. 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However, it doesn\u2019t come close to illuminating his genius. After being tutored by country star Rodney Cowell, Hiddleston makes a stab at bringing such enduring tunes as \u201cHey Good Lookin,\u2019 \u201c \u201cMove It on Over,\u201d \u201cHonky Tonky\u201d and \u201cJambalaya\u201d to life along with playing a guitar. 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